Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe – Learn to Cook Series

This twice baked potatoes recipe is from my learn to cook series where I am cooking through my old home economics cookbook. This twice baked potatoes recipe is a great way to jazz up your every day twice baked potato.
twice baked potatoes recipe
I love preparing these recipes from my old home economics cookbook, they are all very simple and straight forward recipes. If these were the recipes that were written for 13 year old students, you know they are easy recipes. This recipe twice baked potatoes is very simple. You might wonder why these are called twice baked potatoes, they are called that because first the potatoes are baked in the oven, then the potato is scooped out, and seasoned, and then the seasoned potato is spooned back into the potato. The second baking enhances the flavor through the second baking.

This is a very simple recipe, but you can add in things like sliced green onions, cooked bacon, cheese, and even sour cream. You can be as creative as you want. In fact, you may want to check out some of these other twice baked potatoes.

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For this recipe I suggest that you use a Russet Potato, they are starchier than other types of potatoes, like a Yukon Gold for example. Other potatoes can be more waxy than a Russet potato. This will bake up and be wonderfully fluffy. I hope you give this simple recipe for twice baked potatoes a try, and be sure to check out more of these learn to cook recipes.

twice baked potatoes recipe

Simple Twice Baked Potatoes

Learn how to cook simple twice baked potatoes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Twice Baked Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 95kcal


  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Scrub potatoes with a brush and coat them lightly with vegetable oil.
  • Bake the potatoes at for 1 hour.
  • When potatoes are done and have cooled just enough to handle, cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh of the potato. Be careful not to get too close to the edge of the potato.
  • Place the potato flesh into a bowl.
  • Add butter, salt, and pepper to the bowl.
  • Mash the potato flesh with the butter and seasonings.
  • Fill the hollowed out potato halves with the potato mixture.
  • Sprinkle paprika on top.
  • Bake until the tops begin to brown.
  • Select potatoes that are uniform in size so the baking time will be similar.



Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 3.5mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Elba

    4 stars
    From a very old recipe it calls for egg yolk to be mashed in with it- I use sour cream, otherwise they are tasteless.

  2. fantasy01

    5 stars
    You could get creative and Add either ham (diced), bacon (diced), bell pepper (dice) or even scrambled eggs with chives. Mix into the potato meat and place back into the potato skins.

    • stephaniemanley

      Ok, I totally love your scrambled eggs suggestion. I will have to give that one a try. I want to try the idea of making a twice baked potato with scrambled eggs.

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